Amazing Kids! Magazine

Sister

By Alice West, age 17, London

 

No honor like mine for my sister,
Chromosomes weaved with mine,
An organism, blood friend, who shared the same womb,
Then forever changed the course of my life.
Understand one another’s upbringing,
For our memories of childhood alike,
Forced together like two shells forming a clam,
Torn apart, autonomy, to make.

Bickered, caressed, penetrated deep,
To hold secret is performed with caution,
Sharing pride, faith, guilt, kindness, distaste,
Gossip’s giggles we held in our palm.
And now, as we grow up, apart,
Our hearts draw ever close.
And now, whenever I count my blessings,
I always name her twice.